How We Became Local Legends: Leek Life

...not that we weren't already, you understand!! Hands up if you love where you live...I know I do! We call Leek (a small market town on the edge of the Peak District in the Staffordshire Moorlands) home. And, in my opinion it is an absolutely brilliant place to live and raise children! Why? Because there's … Continue reading How We Became Local Legends: Leek Life

Banishing The Bottle With Silasip

#ad Meet James, my 23 month old blonde bundle of mischief. James's favourite things in order of importance are; his bottle, chocolate brioche rolls, fire engines and dinosaurs. James We have tried to wean James from his bottle with little success, it has proved much more difficult this time round as we just haven't had … Continue reading Banishing The Bottle With Silasip

Christmas Craft: Gingerbread Friends by toucanBox

#ad Anyone who knows me in real life will know I love a bit of art and craft, and my boys love getting stuck in with paint, glue, glitter and the like...basically anything that can get messy! We were sent a festive toucanBox, which was a complete surprise for Stanley when it came through the … Continue reading Christmas Craft: Gingerbread Friends by toucanBox

Our visit to The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

This year, I feel like I've skipped a couple of months somehow. November came around far too quickly and suddenly we're into December and up until now I haven't felt at all ready for the Christmas period. So, in order to try and get into the festive spirit I started looking into activities we would … Continue reading Our visit to The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

The Kindness Elves: An Introduction

#ad The last few weeks of my pregnancy marked a noticeable change in my eldest's behaviour. Although excited about the new baby's imminent arrival, I had noticed that Stanley was becoming short tempered, easily frustrated (when playing with James) and very argumentative, especially with me. There have been big changes in his life and routine … Continue reading The Kindness Elves: An Introduction

Birth Story 3: The Return of the Rush

Eli arrived at 8.29am on Sunday 21st Oct, weighing a healthy 8lb. As promised here's my third birth story... The Start I was rudely, but not at all surprisingly woken up at 4am Sunday morning by pained cries from James, who was either clearly being mauled by a tiger or possessed by a demon. I … Continue reading Birth Story 3: The Return of the Rush

I am 1 in 4: October is Baby Loss Awareness Month

October is one of my favourite months of the year, I love the subtle change in season that seems to creep in around about now, leaving the September sun behind and transitioning into misty mornings and earlier nights. The trees are desperately trying to protect and keep hold of their flame coloured leaves but, sadly … Continue reading I am 1 in 4: October is Baby Loss Awareness Month